Barbuda accommodation options fall into 3 types: high end luxury ($900+/night), cottages (Barbuda and North Beach) and small private residences (not on the coast or much used by tourists). The hotels are great if you have the budget (and don't mind being a little cut off from the local flavour/rest of the island). By all accounts North Beach Cottages are lovely but very cut off. So that left Barbuda Cottages....and luckily they are amazing!
- Location: between the ferry dock and Princess Diana beach....not far from the village. No shops but Uncle Roddy's awesome restaurant takes care of evening meals (or you can go out or cook in the cottage)
- Rooms: the cottages are v well designed and equipped....awesome fridge, kitchen, sofa, table, bed, bathroom. Huge deck, great views, quiet. As soon as we saw them we wanted to stay longer!
- Location: Great beach directly outside, lovely for swimming, great shelters. Wifi even works on the beach if you want it!
- Logistics: Kelcina can get food in but bring what you can; shops on Barbuda v basic and expensive
- Staff: amazing! Kelcina is a very adept host and has the support of a great team of chefs, servers etc
- Barbuda: is incredible: huge, great atmosphere, lovely people, unspoiled, lots of to if you want to
- Caveats: yes, sandflies are a proper issue, come prepared. Probably need to rend a car ($25 for 8 hours) for some of the time. Ferry over was pretty rough but not dangerous.
In summary, Barbuda is unique and Barbuda Cottages is a superb place to stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our eco-friendly, beach front rental homes located on the private and unspoiled island of Barbuda. These secluded, self-contained Caribbean villas offer a relaxing and intimate holiday vacation for those looking to getaway and experience some of the best beaches in the world! ... more less